W(e)aves 0.6

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W(e)aves 0.6 (work-in-progress) by Sammy Chien
Venue: Orpheum Annex
Date: October 19, 2019, 8:00pm
Presented by: Vancouver New Music as part of the Vancouver New Music Festival: Resonances – artistic transformation, mapping and sonification

W(e)aves is an ongoing research-creation of a solo performance work that investigates migration, race politics, transcultural identity, queerness and spiritual philosophies using digital technologies, audiovisuals, text, contemporary dance, and qi-gong. This particular research phase, Sammy aims to further develop the relationship between gestures, motion-tracking, electroacoustic music with Shamanism, Ancient Chinese pictograms in the current sociopolitical context.

Current Phase: 
Research Collaborator: Jake Geun Uoo Kim
Research Residency supported by Electric Company Theatre
Music composition: Michael Red
Featured score: The Way of the Spirit by Barry Truax & Randy Raine-Reusch

Accumulated Phases:
Mentor: Lee Su-Feh, Mark Coniglio
Research Collaborators: Starr Muranko, Kazuma Glen Motomura本村一真/bodypoet体詩人 and Lin, Chen 林辰
Music composition: Michael Red
Featured score: The Way of the Spirit by Barry Truax & Randy Raine-Reusch
Research/Residency Venue: Centre A, Lake Studio Berlin, House of North (Berlin), Left of Main, El Graner (Barcelona), Presenters/Presenting partners: Museum of Anthropology, Cinevolution Media Arts Society/Richmond World Festival, Vancouver Art Gallery, Pretty Good Not Bad Festival (Victoria), Lake Studio Berlin, Troika Tronix/Isadora Werkstatt (Berlin)
Creative Advisers: Dr. Chen Yao 程曜, Alvin Tolentino, Mark Coniglio, Fubbi Karlsson
Research/Production Assistants: Kelly McIness, Kimia Yazdi, Andie Lloyd

Acknowledgement:
Sammy Chien would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts, Electric Company Theatre and Barry Truax for their generous support of this project’s research-creation phase.

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